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Treasures of Jordan

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Duration: 10 nights
Type: Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade: 2
from £2,349pp

For Lawrence of Arabia-style adventures, incredible archaeology, and an immeasurable number of natural wonders, this calm corner of the Middle East delivers. Explore the ruined Roman city of Jerash, float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, and trek across Wadi Rum’s vast desert dunes before an evening under the stars in a Bedouin camp. There’ll also be walks through the Great Rift Valley, wildlife-spotting in Dana Biosphere Reserve, and a visit to the 12th century castle of Ajloun. But the real showstopper is ancient Petra – the red-rose city of rock-hewn temples that was the country’s first designated UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.

What you’ll love

  • Exploring the ancient city of Petra 
  • Walking the canyon-flanked trails of the Great Rift Valley
  • Trekking over the sand dunes of Wadi Rum
  • Discovering the rich history of the Middle East from Roman ruins to Arabic strongholds
  • Dining and sleeping in a traditional-style Bedouin desert camp
  • Marvelling at the rocky landscapes of Dana Biosphere Reserve
  • Floating in the Dead Sea

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks led by local HF Holidays Leaders
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Full-board (from breakfast on the second day)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees (as per itinerary)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Group airport transfers
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

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All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

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Arrival in Amman and transfer to our hotel for a 3-night stay.


Travel north of Amman to the Roman city of Jerash, one of the biggest and best-preserved Roman cities outside of Italy. Explore its colonnaded streets, amphitheatres, temples, and plazas before a visit to the ruins of Ajloun Castle. Originally built by the Ayyubid’s in the late 12th century to defend against crusading Christian armies, it has since been destroyed and rebuilt many times due to its strategic location atop Mount ‘Auf. Don’t miss the magnificent views of the Jordan Valley. In the afternoon we return to Amman for the night. 


Today ticks-off the highlights of Amman including Hashemite Square and the Roman theatre, before visiting Rainbow Street - the heart of Amman's art scene. In the evening, there’s a taste of traditional Jordanian cuisine courtesy of a street food tour as we head downtown. Visit one of the oldest restaurants in the country for its famous falafel and hummus before enjoying a sweet treat for dessert with kunafa (cheese pastry soaked in sugary syrup).


Distance: 4 miles (6km) 

Ascent and Descent: minimal 

After leaving Amman we walk through Wadi Ibn Hammad, a narrow river gorge home to rare plant life and hot springs. Continue south to Feynan where we’ll spend the night in the heart of Dana Biosphere Reserve. 

Please note, you will be walking over rocks and pebbles in places, and sometimes wading through water. Walking poles are recommended. 

Feynan Ecolodge, Dana Biosphere Reserve - Jordan

Feynan Ecolodge is a sustainable nature retreat built to support the local Bedouin community. Surrounded by nothing but desert, the lodge blends seamlessly into this stunning landscape and the rooftop terrace provides spectacular views over the wadi (Arabic for valley). Simple but stylish rooms are all en-suite and in keeping with the environmentally friendly ethos are completely candlelit. By avoiding light pollution, the lodge makes the most of its remote location. On a clear night, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the starry skies.


Distance: 8.5 miles (14km) 

Ascent and Descent: 250 feet (70m) and 3,080 feet (940m)  

This morning’s walk takes us downhill from the terraced gardens of Dana village with its old Ottoman houses to the Great Rift Valley at Feynan. Along the way we’ll pass through sandstone gorges and four distinctly different geological zones of Dana Biosphere Reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife such as the Nubian ibex, caracal wild cat, and lesser kestrel. Late afternoon we drive to Petra for a three-night stay. 

Petra Moon Luxury Hotel, Petra - Jordan

The Petra Moon Luxury Hotel boasts an enviable location just a skip away from the entrance to Petra. Be wowed by panoramic views from the rooftop terrace, relax in spacious well-equipped rooms, and enjoy quality dining in the restaurant. And when you need to cool off there's an outdoor pool (seasonal opening) perfect for a refreshing swim. 


Spend an unforgettable two days exploring the pathways of Petra on foot. Discover rock-hewn churches, grand buildings, and ceremonial sites scattered around this huge ancient city. Staggering in scale and splendour, what was once the prosperous capital of the Nabataeans is now a wow-worthy tourist attraction welcoming over 1.1 million visitors every year. The walk through the narrow canyon entrance known as the Siq leads to the intricate yet massive façade of the Treasury one of the most iconic images of Petra.  

Day 6 - Distance: approx. 6 miles (9.5km) 

Day 7 - Distance: approx. 7 miles (12km), plus an optional ascent/descent 1,080 feet (330m) up 800 steps. 


Distance: 4 miles (6km) 

Ascent: 1,150 feet (350m) 

Today we follow the Madras trail to the Royal Tombs and walk Wadi Farasa to Petra’s basin. Reach the Place of Higher Sacrifice and there are awe-inspiring views across the whole of the Petra area. An afternoon drive through the southern desert takes us into the magnificent canyon of Wadi Rum. Arrive at a Bedouin camp for a two-night stay including a traditional feast under the desert’s star-studded skies. 

NB: This walk involves ascent and descent on rock-cut steps and paths are rocky in places. Approx. walking time 4 hours. 

The following day there’s a morning desert walk (approximately 1.5 hours each way) to a viewpoint on one of the many sandstone outcrops. In the afternoon, experience a 4x4 tour over the sand dunes for the chance to marvel at some incredible natural sights. 

Bedouin Camp, Wadi Rum - Jordan

There’s nothing quite like a stay in a traditional Bedouin camp. More glamping than camping, the experience is designed to be as comfortable as possible without taking away from the exhilarating feel of staying out in the wilderness. You can expect low-slung tents, plush rugs, and plenty of Arabic hospitality. There’ll be lots of delicious food, including meat and vegetables cooked using an underground oven known as a zarb. After enjoying a sumptuous meal, you can sip tea around the fire, and relax under a ceiling of stars.


Leaving the desert behind, we drive back north and visit the church of St George in Madaba, home to a stunning Byzantine mosaic floor. Continue to the famous Dead Sea for a night’s stay on its shores and a chance to float in the salty waters. 

Crowne Plaza Jordan, Dead Sea Resort & Spa - Jordan

Our base for the final night of the tour is located on the shores of the Dead Sea. The hotel has well-equipped contemporary rooms, a large spa featuring the restorative properties of Dead Sea mud, and several swimming pools.


Transfer to Amman for return flight to London.


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Arrival in Amman and transfer to our hotel for a 3-night stay.


Travel north of Amman to the Roman city of Jerash, one of the biggest and best-preserved Roman cities outside of Italy. Explore its colonnaded streets, amphitheatres, temples, and plazas before a visit to the ruins of Ajloun Castle. Originally built by the Ayyubid’s in the late 12th century to defend against crusading Christian armies, it has since been destroyed and rebuilt many times due to its strategic location atop Mount ‘Auf. Don’t miss the magnificent views of the Jordan Valley. In the afternoon we return to Amman for the night. 


Today ticks-off the highlights of Amman including Hashemite Square and the Roman theatre, before visiting Rainbow Street - the heart of Amman's art scene. In the evening, there’s a taste of traditional Jordanian cuisine courtesy of a street food tour as we head downtown. Visit one of the oldest restaurants in the country for its famous falafel and hummus before enjoying a sweet treat for dessert with kunafa (cheese pastry soaked in sugary syrup).


Distance: 4 miles (6km) 

Ascent and Descent: minimal 

After leaving Amman we walk through Wadi Ibn Hammad, a narrow river gorge home to rare plant life and hot springs. Continue south to Feynan where we’ll spend the night in the heart of Dana Biosphere Reserve. 

Please note, you will be walking over rocks and pebbles in places, and sometimes wading through water. Walking poles are recommended. 

Feynan Ecolodge, Dana Biosphere Reserve - Jordan

Feynan Ecolodge is a sustainable nature retreat built to support the local Bedouin community. Surrounded by nothing but desert, the lodge blends seamlessly into this stunning landscape and the rooftop terrace provides spectacular views over the wadi (Arabic for valley). Simple but stylish rooms are all en-suite and in keeping with the environmentally friendly ethos are completely candlelit. By avoiding light pollution, the lodge makes the most of its remote location. On a clear night, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the starry skies.


Distance: 8.5 miles (14km) 

Ascent and Descent: 250 feet (70m) and 3,080 feet (940m)  

This morning’s walk takes us downhill from the terraced gardens of Dana village with its old Ottoman houses to the Great Rift Valley at Feynan. Along the way we’ll pass through sandstone gorges and four distinctly different geological zones of Dana Biosphere Reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife such as the Nubian ibex, caracal wild cat, and lesser kestrel. Late afternoon we drive to Petra for a three-night stay. 

P Quattro Relax Hotel, Petra - Jordan

The P Quattro Relax Hotel is ideally located just 5 minutes’ drive from the entrance to Petra. Modern rooms are comfortable and well equipped with air conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and minibar. Soak up views from the roof terrace where you’ll find a pool and jacuzzi, hit the lounge where there’s a menu of snacks and drinks, or enjoy buffet dining in the main restaurant for a wide selection of local and international cuisine.

(26 April 2024 departure only)


Spend an unforgettable two days exploring the pathways of Petra on foot. Discover rock-hewn churches, grand buildings, and ceremonial sites scattered around this huge ancient city. Staggering in scale and splendour, what was once the prosperous capital of the Nabataeans is now a wow-worthy tourist attraction welcoming over 1.1 million visitors every year. The walk through the narrow canyon entrance known as the Siq leads to the intricate yet massive façade of the Treasury one of the most iconic images of Petra.  

Day 6 - Distance: approx. 6 miles (9.5km) 

Day 7 - Distance: approx. 7 miles (12km), plus an optional ascent/descent 1,080 feet (330m) up 800 steps. 


Distance: 4 miles (6km) 

Ascent: 1,150 feet (350m) 

Today we follow the Madras trail to the Royal Tombs and walk Wadi Farasa to Petra’s basin. Reach the Place of Higher Sacrifice and there are awe-inspiring views across the whole of the Petra area. An afternoon drive through the southern desert takes us into the magnificent canyon of Wadi Rum. Arrive at a Bedouin camp for a two-night stay including a traditional feast under the desert’s star-studded skies. 

NB: This walk involves ascent and descent on rock-cut steps and paths are rocky in places. Approx. walking time 4 hours. 

The following day there’s a morning desert walk (approximately 1.5 hours each way) to a viewpoint on one of the many sandstone outcrops. In the afternoon, experience a 4x4 tour over the sand dunes for the chance to marvel at some incredible natural sights. 

Bedouin Camp, Wadi Rum - Jordan

There’s nothing quite like a stay in a traditional Bedouin camp. More glamping than camping, the experience is designed to be as comfortable as possible without taking away from the exhilarating feel of staying out in the wilderness. You can expect low-slung tents, plush rugs, and plenty of Arabic hospitality. There’ll be lots of delicious food, including meat and vegetables cooked using an underground oven known as a zarb. After enjoying a sumptuous meal, you can sip tea around the fire, and relax under a ceiling of stars.


Leaving the desert behind, we drive back north and visit the church of St George in Madaba, home to a stunning Byzantine mosaic floor. Continue to the famous Dead Sea for a night’s stay on its shores and a chance to float in the salty waters. 

Crowne Plaza Jordan, Dead Sea Resort & Spa - Jordan

Our base for the final night of the tour is located on the shores of the Dead Sea. The hotel has well-equipped contemporary rooms, a large spa featuring the restorative properties of Dead Sea mud, and several swimming pools.


Transfer to Amman for return flight to London.


Itinerary map for Jordan

Corp Amman Hotel, Amman - Jordan

A 4-star hotel located in the heart of the business district, the Corp Amman has spacious, modern rooms and mod cons such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Enjoy beautiful city views from the rooftop Mood Restaurant which serves Lebanese cuisine or visit the Le Boulevard Restaurant for a wide range of international dishes with a contemporary twist. The hotel also offers a gym, spa facilities, and an outdoor pool (seasonal opening).

Petra Moon Luxury Hotel, Petra - Jordan

The Petra Moon Luxury Hotel boasts an enviable location just a skip away from the entrance to Petra. Be wowed by panoramic views from the rooftop terrace, relax in spacious well-equipped rooms, and enjoy quality dining in the restaurant. And when you need to cool off there's an outdoor pool (seasonal opening) perfect for a refreshing swim. 

P Quattro Relax Hotel, Petra - Jordan

The P Quattro Relax Hotel is ideally located just 5 minutes’ drive from the entrance to Petra. Modern rooms are comfortable and well equipped with air conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and minibar. Soak up views from the roof terrace where you’ll find a pool and jacuzzi, hit the lounge where there’s a menu of snacks and drinks, or enjoy buffet dining in the main restaurant for a wide selection of local and international cuisine. (26 April 2024 departure only)

Feynan Ecolodge, Dana Biosphere Reserve - Jordan

Feynan Ecolodge is a sustainable nature retreat built to support the local Bedouin community. Surrounded by nothing but desert, the lodge blends seamlessly into this stunning landscape and the rooftop terrace provides spectacular views over the wadi (Arabic for valley). Simple but stylish rooms are all en-suite and in keeping with the environmentally friendly ethos are completely candlelit. By avoiding light pollution, the lodge makes the most of its remote location. On a clear night, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the starry skies.

Bedouin Camp, Wadi Rum - Jordan

There’s nothing quite like a stay in a traditional Bedouin camp. More glamping than camping, the experience is designed to be as comfortable as possible without taking away from the exhilarating feel of staying out in the wilderness. You can expect low-slung tents, plush rugs, and plenty of Arabic hospitality. There’ll be lots of delicious food, including meat and vegetables cooked using an underground oven known as a zarb. After enjoying a sumptuous meal, you can sip tea around the fire, and relax under a ceiling of stars.

Crowne Plaza Jordan, Dead Sea Resort & Spa - Jordan

Our base for the final night of the tour is located on the shores of the Dead Sea. The hotel has well-equipped contemporary rooms, a large spa featuring the restorative properties of Dead Sea mud, and several swimming pools.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

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02 Nov - 12 Nov 2024

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02 Apr - 12 Apr 2025

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15 Oct - 25 Oct 2025

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02 Nov - 12 Nov 2024

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2025

02 Apr - 12 Apr 2025

10 nights

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£3,324 £3,124

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14 May - 24 May 2025

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15 Oct - 25 Oct 2025

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Duration:
10 nights
Type:
Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade:
2

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